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Game based Neurological Tele-Rehabilitation

REHABILITY is the suite of serious games co-designed with specialists and patients post stroke, with Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson disease. A best practice connected health solution, REHABILITY allows patients to take part in rehabilitation therapy both within a specialist facility and from home with continuous remote medical support. It combines physical with cognitive exercise (simultaneously if required), and medical staff can quickly personalise the exercises for each single patient in each phase of the therapy in a very fine grained, yet simple way. The product has proven research to show that it motivates elderly people to comply with the prescribed therapy, thus supporting adherence: the research results have been published in several scientific papers. The product is culturally neutral and multi-lingual, being able to address people from very many different countries (it is also being used in SE Asia). For ease of use and cost reduction, particularly for use @home, REHABILITY uses off-the-shelf affordable consumer technology: it runs on PC, TV and tablet and works with several motion tracking systems. Although already proven and stable, the product is being continuously enhanced, taking into account the suggestions and needs of customers who thereby can influence the production pipeline.
Background
Geographical scope: 
International level
Countries involved:
Organisation
Organisation name: 
imaginary srl
Organisation address: 
piazza Caiazzo 3 20124 Milano Italy...
Kind of organisation: 
Small-sized industry
Viability
Time for deployment: 
Less than a year
Preparation of implementation: 
Once we had studied and developed REHABILITY, we carried out several pilot and clinical studies in different countries. The first pilot with 80 patients at home is being prepared in Singapore.
Investment per citizen / service user / patient: 
Between 100 – 1.000 EUR per targeted citizen / patient
Cost calculation: 
Once a clinic or rehab center has a licence, REHABILITY costs 100€/month per patient. Price reductions in case of big patient populations
Evidence of practice: 
Documented evidence. Evidence is based on systematic qualitative and quantitative studies
Evidence creation: 
The bibliography of conducted studies can be found at http://www.rehability.me/#scientificReferences
Maturity level: 
The practice is “on the market” and integrated in routine use. There is proven market impact, in terms of job creation, spin-off creation or other company growth.
Maturity level detalis: 
REHABILITY is being used in several clinics and hospitals in Europe and Singapore.
Time of impact: 
Long term and sustainable impact – e.g. a long time after the pilot project ended and routine day-to-day operation began
Kind of impact: 
Better care integration (economic and societal)
Transferability level: 
The innovative practice has been transferred in other locations or regions or national scale in the same country
Transferability details: 
REHABILITY is being used in several clinics and hospitals in Europe and Singapore.
Initiative
Type of Practice: 
Good practice
Stakeholders concerned: 
Hospitals
Primary care centres
Specialised physicians
Day care centres
Home care centres
Nursing homes
Regional public authorities
Local public authorities
Reach of initiative: 
1,000 - 9,999
Age group: 
65 - 79
80+
Baseline information: 
The system is already available for neurological rehabilitation both within the clinic and with the patient at home, thus allowing for an effective tele-rehabilitation service. It is proven to highly motivate patients to use it and is available already in several languages. It allows highly...
Source of funding: 
European funding
Funding scheme: 
7 Framework Programme